The Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) was established in 1997 and offers the programs:

  • Masters in Media & Communication: 2-year post-graduate course
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communication: 3-year graduate program
  • B.Sc. Animation
  • PGDCC: 1-year post-graduate diploma in Corporate Communication
  • Masters in Film Art and Film Making: dual degree program in collaboration with EICAR, France
  • Diploma in Film Art
  • Certificate course in Animation Technology.

The post-graduate program introduces students to all streams of communication offering specialisations in Print and New Media, Broadcasting, Communication Management (Corporate Communication, Advertising) and Film Studies. The graduate program focuses on media education with a fair understanding of other social sciences.

The department is well equipped with all modern technologies and training system and has had 100% placement record since four years.

Core competencies

  • Television Journalism
  • Print Journalism
  • Television Production
  • Radio Production
  • Media Research
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Corporate Communication
  • Instructional Design


  • Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • University of Queensland, Australia
  • Erasmus School of History, Culture & Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Volda University, Norway
  • Purdue University, Calumet, Indiana
  • EICAR, France
  • SciencesCom, Audencia Group, France.




MU has best-in-class facilities for students of all constituent institutes


Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research


Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness

Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium


Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing

Student hostels are their homes away from homes

Research & Publications

The areas of research include: • Media Theory • Development Communication • Gender Studies • Radio • Environmental Communication • Internet and New Media • Gandhian Studies • Print Journalism • Film Studies • Health Communication • Marketing Communication • Advertising • Corporate Communication • Television